We got a parcel this weekend it was a belated easter one, it was big and exciting, I think the postie wanted to stay and watch us open it actually!!!
It was from Thrifty Fox. ( thriftyfox.blogspot.com )
Tucked into the parcel were a couple of coffee bags, which i have been wanting , hoping to make some outdoors cushions for the verandah and perhaps a totebag.
Thankyou Thrifty Fox.
The husband was doing a little preserving this weekend,
making his Plum Gin, it involves Black Doris Plums, Gin and sugar, all put together in large jars and left for about 6 months...much checking of this brew goes on over this time...finally the liquid is drained off and bottled, then sparingly drunk....making it last as long as poss...it is a much loved tipple.
On the beverage subject, I have been partaking of my Rhubarb Champagne, I made another batch a couple of weeks ago, it is delectable and really refreshing,and very simple to make.
Rhubarb Champagne Recipe
2 Kilos Rhubarb
1 1/2 kilos Sugar
3 tablespoons White wine vinegar
juice and grated rind of 4 lemons
10 litres of water
Chop up Rhubarb, combine all ingreds in a bucket (it helps to dissolve the sugar in some of the water warmed) leave in a cool place for 48 hours.
Clear off all solids and strain well.
Store in bottles,can be plastic bottles. Leave 1 week prior to drinking.
...and yes, the tomatoes just keep on keeping on.... we have had tomato soup this week...and yes there are more coming along in the tunnel house.
I did get some gardening done too, the weather has been kind. Some more Hazelnuts were picked up...and so went the week.